Compliance Jobs Report: July 10

Another large Compliance Jobs Report this week. News that Google’s chief compliance officer quietly left the company four months ago, plus other personnel gossip from Energizer Holdings, PG&E Corp., Softbank, Takeda, Howard University, and lots more. We have three intriguing job openings, and our Meme of the Week goes out to everyone who worked over the Fourth of July.

As always, thank you to all the compliance people sending me tips and links to keep this report going. We need your help to make the Report work, so send me some news! If you have a tip to pass along, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn.

Compliance Jobs News

We begin with Google, and news that long-time chief compliance officer Andrew Hinton left the company — back in March! Hinton is now advising some anonymous reporting startup called #NotMe, according to a rather cryptic article posted on CNBC this week. Hinton had been chief compliance officer at Google since 2006. We are declaring this a stealth exit, since few compliance officers knew about Hinton leaving until the CNBC thing this week.

This leaves us wondering who might succeed Hinton as head compliance honcho at Google, but remember that Al Rosa joined Google at the start of 2019 as director of ethics and compliance. Rosa had been a senior compliance executive at General Electric before that, so he has the chops. We’ll keep Googling people to find an answer. 

PG&E Corp., the public utility in California whose lax safety practices over the years caused wildfires all over the state, just announced new risk oversight personnel. Stephen Cairns, who serves as the company’s head of internal audit and chief risk officer, will transition to the new role of chief audit officer, effective Aug. 1. Sumeet Singh, who previously led PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts through 2019, is returning as senior vice president and chief risk officer.

Ronnie Kann has left his job as director of global compliance at Kimberly-Clark, to be the new head of global ethics and compliance at Energizer Holdings. Kann had been at Kimberly-Clark since 2017. One hopes he used an employee discount to stock up on toilet paper before his departure.

Sofie Melis, head of ethics and compliance for IFPMA, a trade association for pharmaceutical research firms, also just picked up the HR director role there. That’s one way to smooth relations between compliance and the HR department.  

Jacob Beier just left his role as senior compliance manager at Careem (the Middle East subsidiary of Uber), to join the Moby Group as legal and compliance director. Beier is based in Dubai. 

Down in Melbourne, Australia, National Australia Bank has promoted Lou Chadjilazarou from third-party risk manager to head of business controls for business and private banking operations. 

Tara Overton has a new job as compliance officer at Somatus, a kidney care business based in suburban Washington. Overton comes to Somatus from Frederick Health, where she had been a compliance specialist since 2012. 

Brokerage firm Charles Scwab has hired Andrew Roberts as senior manager for compliance and regulatory issues. Roberts joined Schwab after six years at CBOE Global Markets, where he had been a senior investigator. 

Brianna Neal has joined Wallace Finance as director of internal audit. Neal previously worked at Michaels Cos., where she worked in e-commerce loss prevention. Based in Texas. 

Softbank, the giant technology investment firm based in Japan (WeWork was one of Softbank’s big bets, which flopped), has hired Ryann Cheung as compliance and ethics manager. Cheung comes to Softbank after six years at McKesson, where she most recently was director of ethics and compliance training programs. 

We have a reshuffling of compliance leadership at Korea Investment Corp., that country’s sovereign wealth fund, to report. CCO Jihwan Chung has been promoted to chief operating officer. Sooyong Jung, head of KIC’s alternative investment group, was promoted to be the next chief compliance officer. 

Kelly Tope has joined Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where she is U.S. ethics and compliance lead for monitoring, sales, and transparency. Tope comes to Takeda from Zimmer Biomet, where she had worked for five years in several compliance roles. 

Merck & Co. has named Emma Alís Navarro subregional compliance officer for Southern Europe, and she will be based in Spain. Navarro previously worked at GSK in Chile, where she was regional ethics and compliance officer for South America. 

In Switzerland, Roeland de Wit has joined ABB as vice president of integrity. De Wit comes to ABB from AkzoNobel, where he had worked for 12 years, most recently as director of compliance and anti-bribery investigations. 

Remember Mathew Frank, former chief compliance officer for Las Vegas Sands? He just turned up at PeopleConnect (parent company of Classmates and Intelius) where he’s the chief legal officer. 

Kuno Tucker has been named chief compliance officer of Paradigm Capital in Toronto — subject to regulatory approval, Tucker adds, which is the first time we’ve seen that disclaimer in a LinkedIn bio. Anyway, Tucker comes to Paradigm after nine years at Virtu Financial as chief compliance officer. 

Dexcom, a medical device manufacturer based in San Diego, has named Jayne Selby compliance lead for the EMEA region. Selby previously worked at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories as EU compliance officer.  

In Washington, D.C., historically black college Howard University has named Rob Clark chief compliance officer. Clark comes to Howard from Clark Atlanta University, where he had been chief compliance officer and chief audit executive for 10 years. 

And this is awkward: the human resources director for the city of Hartford, Conn., is recommending that chief internal auditor Craig Trujillo be fired, after complaints from deputy internal auditor Joe Caruso that Trujillo cultivated a toxic work environment. Among the complaints against Trujillo: that he used the office bathroom with the door open. The city’s internal audit commission is considering the matter. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Investigations and compliance consulting firm Guidepost Solutions just hired Robert Roach as a senior adviser. Roach comes to Guidepost from New York University, where he had been NYU’s chief compliance officer from 2006 until this spring. 

Open Req Orders

Tesla is seeking a senior corporate compliance counsel. Job is based in Silicon Valley. Unclear whether you’d be the one in charge of babysitting Elon Musk before he tweets

Pharmaceutical firm Invidior is looking for a director of compliance risk monitoring & analytics. Job is based in northern Virginia. 

Aviation firm Bristow is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Houston. 

Compliance Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week. As always, if you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. I’m always happy to give credit to the many hard-working people here in our corner of the business universe.




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